Daniele De Rossi Left 2006 World Cup Winners' Medal in Coffin of Italy Kitman

Joe Gallagher@joesgallagherFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2016

Legendary Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has made a poignant and classy gesture, leaving his most prized possession in the coffin of Italy's former kitman, Pietro Lombardi.

De Rossi attended the funeral of 92-year-old Lombardi in Florence on Wednesday, reported Gazzetta World. There, the 32-year-old left his 2006 World Cup winners' medal to rest with his friend.

Lombardi was a part of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning side in Germany and earned the nickname "Spazzolino" (toothbrush) due to his efforts in cleaning the side's boots.

He was a valued member of the champions' team, and now he has the silverware to prove it.

[Gazzetta World]

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